Fast Facts

  • Attended Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, with plans to become a Dominican priest.
  • Worked as a public school teacher in the Chicago area before his acting career took off.
  • Co-founded Legacy Productions, a Chicago theatre that produces plays of historical significance to the black community, in 1989.
  • Made his big-screen debut in the Gene Hackman thriller The Package (1989).
  • Landed regular roles on the short-lived drama Commander in Chief and Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse.
  • Has an older sister and two older brothers.


  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Lillian Lennix — Mother


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (Communication, 1986)

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  • Birth Name: Harry Joseph Lennix III
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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